Can you imagine getting a headache so bad that you really can’t understand what’s wrong with your skull? A 26 year old guy Luis Ortiz from California experienced the worst possible headache one day that he had to go for urgent medical attention.
He was taken by paramedics to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center. He was not prepared for what the doctors told him next. The doctors had conducted a brain scan and discovered that the unbearable bouts of pain in the head were caused by a parasitic tapeworm. The tapeworm which was able to reach the brain was living inside a cyst and was effectively cutting off oxygen to reach his brain.
On a priority basis, the doctors performed an emergency surgery and luckily for him they were able to pull out the wriggling creature out of his head. Doctors believed that the tapeworm was able to get inside the body from eating uncooked pork, swimming in contaminated water or from a visit to some other country.
The reasons could be any, but the ordeal which Luis had gone through is unimaginable and he is really fortunate to be able to live today in spite of the doctors telling him that it could have turned fatal.